john: i assumed you alys lied to the media. >> you have to have a careful way of phrasing things. it's verbal gymnastics. for example, i worked on a senate campaign, and i knew the candidate was dropping from the race. i couldn't say that. the media senses turmoil. john: is he dropping out? >> he's a candidate for senate today, and we're in it until we're out of it, john, and right now, we're talking about the issues because right now we were talking about those issues. saturday, probably not, out of the race, but you have to have creative ways to phrase things. john: something that caught romney in trouble was telling donors that 47% of americans are takers, not makers. >> who believe they are entitled to health care, food, housing, you name it. that's an entitlement, government should give it, and they vote for this president no matter what. john: he took heat for that. how would you have handled that?